Production Machining

AUG 2014

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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An entire new category of tooling called Intermediate Tooling has been added. Tis feature allows for items that are neither tools nor fxed parts of the machine, such as fxtures (chucks, tailstocks, steady rests) and toolblocks (adapter blocks, holders for toolholders, and so on). Programmers can create libraries of toolblocks for easier setup of complex machines and can share those libraries across diferent parts, saving time and reducing errors. The Big Picture Te software is designed for signifcant improvements for a range of program- ming and machining processes, from geometry creation to toolpath strate- gies, including additional high speed machining (HSM) strategies. New functionality has been added to aid in the importing and machining of hole features. Holes are now treated as fully associative features of solid bodies, including those imported from SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor, or CATIA V5. Compound holes (holes with multiple segments that might each be tapered or threaded) are now supported, as well. New geometry tools include improved spline editing and contour tracing capabilities. Improvements :: Using the UKM engine, the CAM software is designed to provide highly accurate machine simulation on machines of virtually any confguration. to machining include new adaptive roughing capabilities, pre-drilling and background processing for VoluMill, and many new capabilities for the Tombstone Management System, a comprehensive system for programming parts on a tombstone. Te current GibbsCAM product line supports two- through fve-axis milling, turning, mill-turning, multitask simultaneous machining and wire EDM. Te software also provides fully integrated manufacturing modeling capabil- ities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. It is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 and is certifed for Windows Vista. For more information: Gibbs and Associates :: 805-523-0004 CAM Software Enables Machining Complex Parts Faster, in More Ways Read how CAM helped this shop reduce cycle times and add more machining fexibility and efciency. LINK :: NOT JUST TURNING. TURNKEY. For over eight decades, Murata Machinery has been a leader in putting customers first. Our high-productivity turning centers are customized to your specific industry needs. BOOTH S-8844 R E L I A B I L I T Y B Y D E S I G N Murata Machinery USA provides it all: ENGINEERING • MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS • PROJECT MANAGEMENT PARTS • SERVICE • TRAINING TECH BRIEFS :: 29

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